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How to

Participate in the Policy Process


Propose a Policy

In order to propose a policy, proceed as follows:

  1. If you have not already done so, please read and understand the Policy Development Process.
  2. If you are not already a member of the Resource Policies Discussion (rpd) mailing list, please subscribe to the rpd mailing list, it is the primary medium for discussing policy proposals.
  3. Send a copy of your policy proposal using the template below to policy-submission[at] . The AFRINIC Policy Liaison will give feedback about the content and format of your proposal (if necessary) and then issue you a unique identifier.
  4. Once you get a unique identifier, send your policy proposal to the rpd mailing list. It will subsequently be put online on the AFRINIC policy page.
Template for Submitting Policy Proposals


------------------------[Proposal Header]-----------------------

Unique identifier (assigned by AFRINIC):

Draft Policy Name:
      (a) Author1.Name | Author1.Email_Address | Author1.Affiliation
      (b) Author2.Name | Author2.Email_Address | Author2.Affiliation
      (n) Authorn.Name | Authorn.Email_Address | Authorn.Affiliation    

Draft Policy Version

Submission Date

Related Policies (where applicable)


------------------------[Proposal Header]-----------------------

[1] Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal

[2] Summary of How this Proposal Addresses the Problem

[3] Proposal (Please use sub-numbering so as to make it easy to reference in discussions)

[4] Revision History (for all but the very first draft)

4.1 Version nn

Change: .......................... (description of the change)
Reason for Change:..........(why was it changed?)

4.2 Version nn

Change: .......................... (description of the change)
Reason for Change:..........(why was it changed?)


5.0 References

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